Lake Taupō: the great lake

The biggest lake in Australasia announced its arrival with a bang.


Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngāuruhoe from Lake Taupō. © Jeremy Bright

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Great Lake Motel Visit website

Situated on the Lakefront, 2 mins walk to town centre, shops, restaurants. Spacious self-catering one-bedroom (sleep 2-4) and studio (sleep 2-3) units, serviced daily. All smokefree. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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Taupo Tandem Skydiving Visit website

Taupo Tandem Skydiving is New Zealand's original skydiving operator and the only Qualmark endorsed drop zone in Taupo. With the widest range of camera options . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Lake Taupō: the great lake

Lake Taupō is actually the drowned caldera of a super volcano, whose eruption in the first century AD caused meteorological effects noted by sky-gazers as far afield as Rome and China. Read the story . . . 

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Mountain View Motel Visit website

Named Mountain View Motel because 7 of the 11 units have views of Lake Taupo and the Mountains (Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe). . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Ōrakei Kōrako: thermal wonderland

There are still reminders scattered about the Taupō district of the subterranean forces that produced its mighty, first-century eruption and subsequent lake. Read the story . . . 

Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park is the ONLY holiday park situated on the shores of the Great Lake Taupo. Nowhere else can you park . . . More . . . 

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A Plus Samurai Lodge Visit website

family owned and operated, relaxed, just like home, artists can inspire others A Plus Lodge is in a quiet location in Turangi town area-Tongariro region, . . . More . . . 

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Lake Taupō: how did we get so lucky?

It really is all about Lake Taupō in this part of the world, where the water’s mood governs the feel of the day: sunny and sparkling, or grey and intense.  Read the story . . . 

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Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort Visit website

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort offers a bed for every budget - from campsites through to luxurious 'Lake Villas'. Located at the gateway to the Thermal . . . More . . . 

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Boating: Kiwis on the water

Going to the beach, lake or river for a splash is so commonplace in New Zealand, we seldom spare a thought for those in land-locked in places, thousands of kilometres from the shore. Read the story . . . 

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Sportsmans Lodge Visit website

On the banks of the famous Tongariro River. Inexpensive, quiet garden setting. 1 self-contained garden cottage with queen-size bed and single bed, and nine very . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

How about an epic roadie straight down the North Island to the land where the languid meandering of the mighty Waikato gives way to the hiss of steam in roistering Rotorua? Read the story . . . 

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Ashbrook Motel Visit website

Ashbrook Motel, Taupo in the central North Island. Located in a Quiet location on CBD fringe yet only 12 min stroll to Lakefront offering superior . . . More . . . 

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Climbing: facing your fear

Climbing is the unique blend of physical and mental exertion that leads both to a feeling of accomplishment and a sense of calm. All in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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